SAPD Asking Public to Handle All Small Crashes During Coronavirus Pandemic


SAN ANGELO, TX – The San Angelo Police Department notified the public Monday they will not be going to minor crashes during the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

According to the SAPD, on April 6, In an effort to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to our officers and citizens, drivers who are involved in vehicle crashes with no injury and no disabling damage on private or public property should exchange Driver License information, license plate and vehicle information, insurance information, and complete the Driver's Crash Report (TxDOT Form CR-2).

The link to the corrected CR-2 form is available on the Department's website homepage at

Please note, the form is only compatible with Internet Explorer and some versions of Firefox and Safari. Chrome and Edge are NOT compatible. The form also requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This is a temporary fix and officers will still arrive if people are in need. 

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If the picture in this article is supposed to represent a minor crash, I have to strongly disagree. First, based on personal experience with a vehicle hit by a deer, the visible damage to the SUV is probably in excess of $4000.00, probably significantly in excess of $4000. The deer strike on my car resulted in much less visible damage and ran over $3000. That much damage usually requires a report by law enforcement if the accident is multi-vehicle with the report assigning blame for the accident. Additionally, there appears to be quite a bit of leakage under the SUV. That leakage usually requires immediate cleanup.

As I said here:… . The police have found a way to work less, put the public in danger, and convince you it is all for safety (HINT: not for yours though, as they only care about themselves and each other), and will continue to do as they please with no oversight. I would be very surprised if they don't implement these changes permanently as they won't want to go back to actually working, and the police union will fight to keep them working less but insist on yearly raises. Will they take less of our tax dollars or get paid less? Nope. If they are not responding to home burglaries or to car crashes, then will they down size and cut hours since there is obviously less work? Nope. They get to sit behind a desk or in a patrol car in a parking lot using up resources for no reason other than to benefit themselves, not the public like taxpayers pay them to. These "cops" will continue to receive their 80k+ salaries while they sit back and enjoy their paid vacations. We shall see what other public service they cut us off from in the name of "safety". Pathetic, and they know it; they just don't care, especially about the community that they are sworn to protect.

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